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ERIC Number: ED035616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 16
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Teaching World Literature at the High School Level.
Piechowski, Marjorie
Selections from world literature can increase high school students' interest in reading, their familiarity with age-old literary themes, their understanding of literary genres, their awareness of varying cultures, and their skill in analyzing and writing about literature. A world literature course with those aims introduced in a small Wisconsin high school focused on plays and novels dating from classical Greek literature to the present and including literature from Greece, England, Spain, France, Russia, Norway, and Italy. Because the class was composed of an exceptionally able group of students, methods of teaching included lectures, panel discussions, class discussions, students' reports, and student research papers. Full-length films, filmstrips, drama recordings, musical compositions, art slides, and theater productions provided supplementary material. Solicited student comments indicated varying levels of enthusiasm for the course. (JM)
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Note: Speech given at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention (Honolulu, 1967)